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cannot convert a visual foxpro (.dbf) file to filemaker

Question asked by med on Apr 12, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2011 by TSBear

Summary

cannot convert a visual foxpro (.dbf) file to filemaker

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11

Operating system version

windows vista

Description of the issue

I use the convert utility in file maker and select dbf file type then select the file attached. I get a message saying "The file could not be translated using the selected file type"

Steps to reproduce the problem

I attached a trimmed size of the file and stripped it from the structural index and you can try to use the convert utility and you will see the problem

Expected result

I am converting from a visual foxpro package and have about 50 files to convert and I like to automate this because it will be distributed to customers who are upgrading.

Actual result

cannot even convert it manually. and when I used xls as an intermediate step fm does not convert the fields into the correct types

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

The file could not be translated using the selected file type

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